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Resting Bell is a netlabel.
The presented music should be meditative, experimental, electric, peaceful, beautiful, exciting, acustic or grounding. It could be nearly anything.

As a netlabel, Resting Bell will release music in MP3 format under the creative commons license for free.

Website: www.restingbell.net


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Resting Bell
by Leif Folkvord
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lefolk is audio/video artist Leif Folkvord of Grand Rapids, Michigan USA. The material he creates is influenced by a formal education in media arts filtered through the juxtaposition of experiences at his day(night) job as a pilot. After two full-length albums and the EP "blankscape", lefolk releases his new work "weather to shore" on Resting Bell. Consisting of 13 tracks and a complete duration of one hour, "weather to shore" is a wonderful microsonic sound...
Topics: lefolk, weather to shore, ambient, soundscape
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by Adrian Juarez
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Adrian Juarez was born in La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He studied piano for seven years and then he got close to other musical instuments in an intuitive way. Besides his role as an artist he's in charge of Fri­gida Records netlabel where he edits music by artists from all over the world. In his large output he comes near a long genre list, but on the two "Caleta"-Volumes he celebrates 4 calm, tranquil ambient tunes. Slightly vibrating soundscapes and soft drones guide the...
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Topics: Adrian Juarez, ambient, minimal
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Christopher McFall is a well-known name in the experimental music scene, not only because of his CD-releases for Entr'acte, Mystery Sea, Sourdine, 1000füssler, Gears Of Sand, Moving Furniture Records and Unfathomless, but he's also composed a multitude of netaudio-releases on Test Tube, Earlabs, Clinical Archives, Alg-a, CONV and Impulsive Habitat. What an impressive list of work. His new release on Resting Bell is a lovely EP called "A Long Time Running for The Suicide Strays". It...
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Topics: Christopher McFall, Ambient, Experimental, Soundscapes
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by Oskar Hallbert
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Oskar Hallbert is a Swedish composer who makes minimal music; tranquil melodies, documentary field recordings and the warm hiss you get from old microphones, casette tapes and an out of date mp3-player. You might know him from his former online releases on Zymogen or Rain Music. He has also released physical albums on small underground lables around the world, most recent on U.K. based Heat death. The EP "doodling" consists of 5 tracks and is 12 minutes and 12 seconds long. All songs...
Topics: Oskar Hallbert, doodling, folk, lo-fi, ambient
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by HKM+/diatribes/Piero SK/Rehnig/Sienknecht
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For a long time in my life I've had really problems to listen to jazz music, especially the very free, improvised forms. That changed when I discovered the Insubordinations netlabel from Switzerland, where you can find extra-ordinary releases on exactly this field. And of course my musical taste also changed in that period, so that all comes together. Now I'm really happy to present you a very, very fine piece of improvised music, made by HKM+ and diatribes together with Piero SK, Robert Rehnig...
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by Sparke / Illidge
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You might remember Gardens From Light from their massive Resting Bell-double-feature "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow", released in October 2007. This time Steven and Ian offer a single 16-minute track entitled "Sun Chariot". It's a very dense and deep track, and compared to "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" it's more athmospheric and more complex. There is a continous drone throught this piece, layered with percussive elements, sublime field-recordings, haunted vocals, little...
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Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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by Guanxi
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The Guanxi pseudonym is orchestraed towards 'a sui generi sound' through research, investigation and with a hunger to explore a constructed visual and non-subjective disposition. "Graveyard Shift" contains 5 pieces of complex and playful sounds from guitar, piano, bells, strings, flute, vocals, field recordings and electronics. Some of the pieces have a noisy and harsh character of a musical sketches, others operate with droning elements and a more calm ambience. And some combine both...
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Topics: Guanxi, Graveyard Shift, ambient, experimental
Resting Bell
by Petr Drkula
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Petr Drkula (Czech Republic) released several albums on netlabels like Test Tube, AudiTong, Digitalbiotope, Abdicate Cell, Mahorka, Protoplazma. He experiments with a clean-cut range of digital and audio sound sources in minimal way with sense of purity and clarity of construction. In this production he frequently use arpeggiating, delaying, layering, shifting and breaking of a structure in all parameters. "Mirrors" is a single, 41 minutes long composition. The whole piece is built...
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Topics: Petr Drkula, experimental, minimal, classical
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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And here is the sibling of Shinobu's former release "Shiho". "Takeshi" was recorded with the same setup as "Shiho", an electric guitar and a feedback device, and also in it's duration it is quite similar, four tracks and about 35 minutes long. Oscillating guitar tones, little shifts in tone an color, enjoy the extended trip into Shinobu's wonderful and exciting soundworld with both releases "Shiho" and "Takeshi". Thanks to Shinobu for this...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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Resting Bell starts 2012 with a new release by Summons of Shining Ruins. Most of you know this project by Shinobu Nemoto. He released his work on labels like Install, Experimedia, Dead Pilot Records, Analogpath, Against It Records or on his own imprint Moufu - Rokuon. With "On The Beach" Shinobu gives us five abyssal tracks, each over 10 minutes long. You can hear deep growling guitar melodies, nearly pushed into the background. And there is a constant hiss and noise layer which gives...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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by Adrian Juarez
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Adrian Juarez was born in La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He studied piano for seven years and then he got close to other musical instuments in an intuitive way. Besides his role as an artist he's in charge of Fri­gida Records netlabel where he edits music by artists from all over the world. In his large output he comes near a long genre list, but on the two "Caleta"-Volumes he celebrates 4 calm, tranquil ambient tunes. Slightly vibrating soundscapes and soft drones guide the...
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Topics: Adrian Juarez, ambient, minimal
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by Rick Tarquinio
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The Accidental Psaltery is an ongoing project of musician and sound artist Rick Tarquinio. Random loops and phrases arranged by chance shift and phase into gradually evolving soundscapes. More like weather than music, the accidental psaltery is meant to be listened to while doing other things or going about one’s business. His release "Sending You Going" consists of three beautiful tracks with a complete duration of 70 minutes. It is basically a psaltery and on some spots a bit of...
Topics: The Accidental Psaltery, Sending You Going, Ambient, Soundscape
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by cloudburst
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cloudburst is Tim Westcott from Portland, Oregon. On his first release "katedra", he operates with very minimal, subtle drones and little repetitive elements, shifting into each other. Originally written for a performance in cathedral space, the first two pieces ("katedra jeden", "katedra dwa") are very light, crystal and create a wide open, meditative soundscape. The third piece ("flora") is a more dense production, just taking you back from the big,...
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Topics: cloudburst, ambient, experimental, katedra
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by Peregrino
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Peregrino is Bernardo Durand's project. He was born in Muñiz, Argentina in 1982, where he teaches literature to young boys. Bernardo started Peregrino in 2007, when he got his accordion. Bernardo also runs the label "Ahora Eterno", best known for releases from Pulmon, Sublamp and himself. "El azul helado del alba" consists of 7 tracks and has a complete duration of 44 minutes, full of warm, athmospheric and organic drone-sounds. All tracks are fitting together very...
Topics: Peregrino, El azul helado del alba, Ambient, Drone, Experimental
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by Saito Koji
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December starts with a new release by Saito Koji. He worked with labels like Kokeshidisk, Somehow Recordings, SEM , taâlem, Magic Book Records, Kesh Recordings and Gears of Sand Recordings. And he already did four previous releases via Resting Bell. His new release "Music" is a 5-track album with a complete duration of 70 minutes. Two 20-minute pieces are framing three 10-minute tracks full of tender and dense drone-music. Matching with the starting winter season in the northern...
Topics: Saito Koji, Music, Ambient, Drone
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by Julien Demoulin
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You might know the french sound artist Julien Demoulin from his “Fanø“-release on Audio Gourmet, his recent collaboration "The Bay" with IA on Basses Fréquences, or from his work as Silencio (the new album, "When I'm Gone" was recently released on three:four records). His first release on Resting Bell is the wonderful “Tough Love EP“. 5 tracks with a complete duration of 16 minutes. Glittering and oscillating sounds drifting around. Guitar melodies are glaring...
Topics: Julien Demoulin, Ambient, Drone
Resting Bell
by Off Land
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With "Grey Surfaces" Tim Dwyer, the person behind Off Land, is back on Resting Bell with another beautiful release. The release contains five new compositions by Off Land and two remixes, done by Placement and Ennio Mazzon. Compared to his last release "Encounter Point" "Grey Surfaces" is much more reduced, compact and monolithic. Each track has a kind of deep fundamental droning with field-recording fragments, shifting melodies and glitches in addtion to it all....
Topics: Off Land, Grey Surfaces, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by Calarco / Juarez
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Two great artists from Argentinia teamed up for a massive 14-minute sound piece: Juan Jose Calarco and Adrian Juarez. Both artists are wellknown from many releases on multiple Net- and CDr-labels all around the globe. "Tierra Abierta" is a subtle composition. The essential groundwork on this release, holding everything together, are fieldrecordings. You can hear many natural sound like rain, creaky woods, whistling winds and rustling leaves. This earth-bound ambience is arranged...
Topics: Juan Jose Calarco, Adrian Juarez, Ambient, Experimental, Fieldrecordings
Resting Bell
by throuRoof
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throuRoof, a one-man-project from italy, comes up with an impressive 32 minute ambient-drone-monument. The piece is an improvisation played with a broken Bontempi organ, guitar feedback and fieldrecordings, decomposed with analogic mixer, Dunlop Tape Delay, Echoplex and Revox. There was no Overdubbing, no Remastering, no digital process except the rip on wav directly from reel to reel tape. In throuRoof's own words: "throuRoof is like flowing throught the roof during the dreams, a...
Topics: throuRoof, Ambient, Experimental, Drone
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by Edu Comelles
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After his "Nordic Recordings" and "Southern Recordings" Edu Comelles aka Mensa returns to Resting Bell with a new two-track-EP. Besides his work as composer and sound designer Edu also runs the fantastic Audiotalaia-netlabel. Both tracks on "Braid Heritage" are alternate (extended) versions of compositions originally released on the album "Moorland" via Test Tube. The work is strongly related to Edu’s recent sound project "Walking...
Topics: Mensa, Braid Heritage, Experimental, Ambient, Soundscapes, Walking Composition
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by Edu Comelles
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Mensa is a project by Edu Comelles from Barcelona, Spain. Mensa creates soundscapes in a dialogue between sound experimentation with high-tech possibilities and the natural enviroment, the landscape and the countryside. "Southern Recordings" is the counterpart to Mensa's earlier work "Nordic Recordings". Mensa works again with subtle sound-structures, but this time the sound seems to be a bit warmer, and sometimes rougher, covered with a thin layer of dust. The soft delay...
Topics: Mensa, Southern Recordings, Experimental, Ambient, Soundscapes
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by v4w.enko & d'incise
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"27.08.2011" is a live recording done by two great artists v4w.enko & d'incise. The release consists of two tracks, 20 and 35 minute long, recorded on August 27th, 2011 at Tivoli 16, Geneva. The basis of this work is made with v4w.enko’s algorithmic forms which are confronted to concret gestures by d'incise. The result is a sublime piece of improvisational work, combining deep drones and soundscapes with live treatments of various objects & contact mics. v4w.enko is a...
Topics: v4w.enko, d'incise, ambient, electroacoustic, experimental
Resting Bell
by Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta
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Welcome back, Bengalfuel. Lou DiBenedetto & Joe LiTrenta began making music together around the end of 2009 and have released music on various labels such as Hibernate Recordings, Rural Colours, Lizard Breakfast and Twice Removed. After their contribution to the RB100-series with "Kokolias" Bengalfuel are doing their next release on Resting Bell. "Neely" is meant to be a continuation of "Kokolias". Taking the general feeling and transferring it to a deeper and...
Topics: Bengalfuel, Neely, Ambient, Drone, Electronic
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by Mem1
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"Stationary Drift" by Mem1 (Mark and Laura Cetilia) is a calm and beautiful 4-track EP combining electronic sounds and cello to an organic musical symbiosis. This EP starts with "Hanging Valley", a easeful and meditative piece, with soft droning cello sounds and electronic glitches like footsteps in the snow. "Accretion" begins with a deep growling tone under a layer of light sound-textures, ending in a loud merging movement. You can hear dripping notes and...
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Topics: Mem1, ambient, experimental, improvisation, cello, soundscape
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by Appalachian Falls
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. The fourth part is done by Appalachian Falls. "GrimGrimAntonym" is a 30 minute-work consisting of two live sessions with an array of distortion pedals and tape machines. Both works are full of haunted tones and distorted fragments. A massive wall of sound crackling in your ears and melting your brain, evolving to smoother soundscapes which are transformed back into a vulcanic blow out. My...
Topics: Appalachian Falls, GrimGrimAntonym, Ambient, Drone
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by gillicuddy
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gillicuddy is definitely a man for special releases. Remember his last ep "the repeating thoughts..." on Resting Bell, containing 2 - no! - 4, or better, 5 tracks? "music for moles" contains 10 tracks and this time no track repeats, I promise. The songs were mostly recorded during the "the repeating thoughts..." sessions and they are all beautiful folk-sketches in a pretty rough stage. And because of the raw outfit I'll also give you a pretty sketchy release...
Topics: gillicuddy, acoustic, folk, guitar
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by Environments
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Environments is a slow, continual, and site-specific side project of the members of Celer, Will Long & Danielle Baquet-Long. The sound based on 100% field-recordings, typically left completely unprocessed. This 15-minute piece was recorded in Isla Vista, California, at George Orwell's glass house. The recording is very raw and rough, because of heavy wind, and very basic recording equipment: a Nikon digital camera. Danielle and Will only did a minimal mastering, so you have a pure and...
Topics: Environments, Field Recording, Experimental
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by Alexis Béchu
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Lexithimie is a sound solo project founded by Alexis Béchu with focus on healing sound, extended classic, modern ambient and with care for minimal details and natural color. After a bunch of releases on various audio labels such as ropes swing cities, October Man, Hibernate recs and Under The Spire lexithimie’s music creates synthetic spaces from processed instruments, field recordings, layers of repetitive tones and sound infusion. His two-track EP "Leontopodium" is a beautiful...
Topics: Lexithimie, Leontopodium, ambient, soundscape
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by Graveline / Panneton
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Zero a m m 0 is a Montreal duo formed by composers and multi-instrumentists Mathieu Graveline and Benoit Panneton, oscillating between modern, contemporary, modal, minimalist, ambient and electronic music. The three pieces on their release "Temporary Shades Of Gray" are beautiful miniatures, labyrinthine paths you can follow. From darkness to light, from desperation to hope. The first two tracks are very calm and quiet. Little melodie-fragments are floating around, very light and not...
Topics: Zero a m m 0, experimental, minimal, ambient, electroacoustic
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by Mark Midgley
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If Guilds Requiem was the acceptance of staring at the dying embers of the funeral pyre, then Ascension is the sound of a thousand gnarled branches clawing relentlessly at a muted Sun. Utilising Bass guitar drones effected, looped and processed, the ep features two new pieces, Ascension and Atonement. This is the second EP from Engineer, Bassist Mark Midgley's solo project, Guild (also known from The Black Lanterns, Alt, Falconetti)
Topics: Guild, Ambient, Drone
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by Ian Sparke
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Gardens From Light have been part of the Resting Bell family since their first release in 2007, "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow". It's been four and a half years since that colossal debut, and following a protracted genesis, the new one-man version of Gardens From Light brings us "The Axis Of The Skies". "The Axis Of The Skies" is a huge 77-minute piece, loosely inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft story Polaris. It is designed to evoke a feeling of drifting in and out of a...
Topics: Gardens From Light, Ambient, Drone
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by Oskar Hallbert
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Resting Bell celebrates the 100th release with a small release-series, consisting of 4 parts. The third part is done by Oskar Hallbert. He is a Swedish composer who makes minimal music. Tranquil melodies, documentary field recordings and the warm hiss you get from old microphones, casette tapes and an out of date mp3-player. Oskar's new release is called "Promenader & Utflykter". It is thought as a double CD, all in all with 24 tracks and a playtime of about 42 minutes. Oskar...
Topics: Oskar Hallbert, Promenader, Utflykter, folk, lo-fi, minimal, ambient
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by Collin Thomas
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Collin Thomas is back on Resting Bell with another wonderful piece of music. You might remember his first Resting Bell-contribution, the enormous 2 hour-piece "April Triptych", released in April 2011. Or one his other releases on labels like Impulsive Habitat, escala, Public Spaces Lab or Pocket Fields. Collin’s new RB-release "Score to a Quotidian Experience" is again a single track with a duration of 67 minutes. Quiet, Slow, and Distant, this piece is intended as an...
Topics: Collin Thomas, Score to a Quotidian Experience, Ambient, Soundscape
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by Simultan
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Simultan is the project of sound artist and graphic designer Cristiano Rinaldi. His release "Ich bin bei dir" (german for "I'm with you") is a tribute and dedication to Etty Hillesum, a jewish writer from the netherlands, who was murdered 1943 after nazi-deportation in Auschwitz-Birkenau. The 4 pieces are touching, moving and very deep. A great combination of wide and open synth patterns, glitchy elements in the background and warming melodies. Beginning with some more harsh...
Topics: Simultan, Ambient, Minimal, Experimental
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by jeremy bible
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With "lbrnm" Jeremy Bible presents his first solo work on Resting Bell. Jeremy is well-known for his project with Jason Henry, his experimedia imprint and for his graphic/photo/video work. "lbrnm" contains 3 reinterpretations of a koen park-piece titled "laburnum" originally released on the highly recommended "grey night clouds" release on experimedia. The original work sounds very clean, deep and calming. It is dominated by a own heartbeat, created with...
Topics: Jeremy Bible, Koen Park, Laburnum, Ambient, Experimental, Soundscape, Reinterpretation
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by Shinobu Nemoto
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2012 will end the same way the year has begun: With a release by Summons of Shining Ruins. And it will be a double release. The first part is "Shiho". Most of you know this project by Shinobu Nemoto. He released his work on labels like Install, Experimedia, Dead Pilot Records, Analogpath, Against It Records or on his own imprint Moufu – Rokuon. "Shiho" is a four track work with a total duration of 36 minutes. Shinobu only works with an electric guitar and a feedback...
Topics: Summons of Shining Ruins, Shinobu Nemoto, drone, ambient
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by The Cherry Blues Project
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"The Psychiatric Years EP" is rescued material from TCBP, about 4-5 years old, compiled into two EPs. "Vol. 2" contains 8 tracks. All rather short, between 1:30 and 3:30 minutes. And the tracks can be seen as little folk-tales. Main themes are rebellion, madness, loneliness, despair and death. And so the mood swings between dark, melancolic and engrossed. The recording-quality is pretty low but in my ears that gives the record a charming outfit. You can hear footsteps,...
Topics: The Cherry Blues Project, experimental, folk